New York Yankees News: Michael Pineda Expected to Start Wednesday v. Astros


Great news Yankee fans!

According to Jack Curry of the YES Network, skipper Joe Girardi has announced that Michael Pineda is expected to start for the Yankees on Wednesday against the Astros;

Michael Pineda has been on the DL since July 30th when he was scratched from his start and later diagnosed with a grade 1 forearm strain. The news was first reported by Mike Francesa on WFAN Sports Talk Radio on the same day in which the Toronto Blue Jays acquired David Price.

Pineda has made two rehab appearances for the Yankees since going on the DL, one with their AA affiliate in Trenton and another last night with the AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders in which he tossed 62 pitches over 4.2 innings.

With Pineda set to return on Wednesday, it appears as if the Yankees will stick with a six-man rotation through September.

The Yankees will have to make a corresponding roster move on Wednesday when Pineda is activated, and will likely send down on of their bullpen arms.

In other news, the Yankees designated Chris Capuano for assignment and have recalled right-handed reliever Brander Pinder from Scranton prior to today’s game against the Indians.

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